Mavericks redshirt Sophomore Bryan Griffin recorded yet another double-double to go along with tying his season high 7 blocks in a loss against Queens College on Wednesday. Senior guard Sal Barbetto also poured in 15 points to go along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Mavericks were defeated by Queens College, 76-59, to drop to 6-15 on the season. Despite the 16 point loss, Griffin led the team with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks while shooting an efficient 7-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from three point range.
With just under eight minutes left in the game and the Mavericks leading by three, the Knights went on a 21-0 run that spanned just over seven minutes to build a 18 point lead and seal the game.
The beginning of the game saw the Mavericks with an 8-2 deficit with just under four minutes gone by in the half before the Mavericks responded to cut the Knights lead to two after a three pointer by senior guard Amir Atkins with just under thirteen minutes remaining.
After falling behind by again, this time by 8 points, the Mavericks responded again by going on a 14-2 run to build a four point lead which was their targets lead of the first half.
Griffin finished the first half with 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks in sixteen first half minutes as the Mavericks went into halftime trailing by 9 courtesy of a 15-2 run by the Knights to close out the first half.
The Mavericks got off to a hot start in the second half, opening up with a 16-4 run which was capped off by a three-point play by Barbetto to give the Mavericks a three point lead. After a tip-in by Griffin, the Mavericks went up by five which was their largest lead of the game.
Despite the loss, Griffin scored 12 points in the second half shooting 5 of 9 from the field with 4 rebounds and 2 more blocks to tie his season high in blocks which was set just three games ago against St. Thomas Aquinas. Barbetto also added 9 points in the second half to go along with 4 rebounds and 2 assists.